THE YEAR 2013
After a mild autumn, the winter was quite cold with heavy rainfall that continued into early summer, causing a vegetative delay. From the second part of July until the end of September, the weather was warm and stable with a considerable temperature range between day and night, which developed good basic aromaticity in the grapes. The harvest began in late September, slightly later than average.
The 2013 Brunello was produced with the Sangiovese Grosso clone BBS11 (Brunello Biondi Santi 11), identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo in the 1970s. For this Brunello, grapes were used from vineyards between 10 and 25 years old.
The 2013 Brunello was aged 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels. It has benefited from a long aging in the bottle.
The offspring of a vintage with rather extreme seasonal trends, the 2013 is a wine of great balance that expresses itself with delicacy and fluidity, revealing an inviting bouquet that makes us think of the forest in late spring, when the scent of small red berries meets the floral notes of underbrush flowers and the earth gives us sensations of minerals, fresh moss and herbs. In the mouth it persuades with gentleness and softness, still offering berries, black cherry and menthol sensations along with freshness and structure, leading us to an aftertaste perfectly in line with the olfactory sensations.
ALCOHOLIC DEGREE 13.5%